Grand National - Lake Course
With 10 holes playing along the shore of Lake Saugahatchee, Grand National's The Lakes Course is every bit as scenic as the Links. Not only is the quartet of par threes on the Lakes Course as good as any in the nation, but the island green 15th - the course signature hole, may be the single prettiest hole on the Trail. It stretches to 230 yards from the back tees and requires a shot to a two-tiered island green partially shaded by two hardwood trees for added beauty and challenge. One of the favorite holes is the par-4, dogleg-right 16th (250 to 334 yards), where players can reach the green from the tee, but the water and a large bunker await errant shots. The smart play is long iron from the tee past the trees on the right side, leaving a short iron over a the marsh guarding the front of the green.
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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, AL Golf Vacations by Golf Zoo
When Golf Digest selected Alabama the 3rd best state for golf value a couple of years ago, it became obvious that the state was a major player on the golf scene. Due in part to the success of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Alabama finds itself at the pinnacle of the golfing world. Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones saw the group of public courses he designed in Alabama as his version of Michelangelo's masterful artwork in the Sistine Chapel. The 21 courses are now called the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a total of 378 holes at eight locations across the state.